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by kferman
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Virginia nuptial flights
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Virginia nuptial flights

Anyone see and ants nuptial flights in Virginia?
by kferman
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Trap jaw ants have mites
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Re: Trap jaw ants have mites

Try moving them to a bigger formicarium
by kferman
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: I need some advice for solonopsis invicta
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Re: I need some advice for solonopsis invicta

Ok thanks for the info. The only thing I don’t think I can do at this point is separate the queens as they have put all of their eggs into a single massive brood pile. Is it likely the queens will fight/kill each other?
by kferman
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Lasius umbratus founding...
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: Lasius umbratus founding...

i wouldn't recommend using the lasius brood or the colony as a host colony because these queens seldom succeed in captivity anyhow. if you really want to raise a colony, i would recommend capturing a wild lasius colony and attempt using that one for the host colony, as this way you wont damage your ...
by kferman
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: I need some advice for solonopsis invicta
Replies: 2
Views: 273

I need some advice for solonopsis invicta

So i caught four solonopsis invicta queens recently and they are getting along, and they already have about fifty nanitic eggs. i have never kept this species so could i get any recommendations available from experienced ant keepers of this species? what to feed them and what nest setup is effective...